West Midlands Police officer seriously injured after being hit by car

By Megan Archer | Oldbury | Crime | Published:

A police officer suffered serious leg injuries – and has to undergo surgery – after a crash in Oldbury.

The crash happened in Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury. Picture by Google

The special constable was at the scene of a separate collision on the Wolverhampton Road in Oldbury just after 10.30pm last night with a colleague when he was struck by a passing car.

The 52-year-old officer sustained multiple fractures to his leg and remains in hospital where he will undergo surgery today.

The 59-year-old driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving.

She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

It is the latest incident where a West Midlands Police officer has been injured recently.

In September an officer was injured in a hit-and-run in Coventry and in August Pc Gareth Phillips was badly injured when he was run over by a hijacked police car in Birmingham.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Once again we have seen one of our police family injured in the line of duty, and in this instance one of our special constables, who give their time voluntarily to help protect the public.

"Our thoughts are with him and we wish him a speedy recovery."

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email

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